Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 26, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Islands) for Friday, June 26, 2020 (Season 35, Episode 112):

650 miles off the U.S., it was the site of a 1609 shipwreck of colonists bound for Jamestown that may have inspired “The Tempest”

This episode originally aired on February 12, 2019.

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ellen Clark, a sales support specialist from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ellen Clark on Jeopardy!
Rob Williams, a renewable energy manager from Portland, Oregon
Rob Williams on Jeopardy!
Eric R. Backes, an attorney & government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas (1-day total: $48,001)
Eric R. Backes on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Bermuda?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Bermuda, located about 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, was where the crew and colonists of the ship Sea Venture got caught in a hurricane and ended up shipwrecked on the island. It was the stories of this hurricane and shipwreck which were said to have served as the inspiration for the Shakespeare play The Tempest. Bermuda is currently a British Overseas Territory.

The captain of the ship, George Somers, deliberately drove the ship onto the reefs of the island, so as to allow for the group to safely disembark. The survivors were stranded on the island for nine months before finally setting sail for, and reaching, Jamestown. The boat was stripped of all useful parts and materials.

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Scores going into Final:
Eric $24,900
Rob $10,400
Ellen $6,400


Tonight’s results:
Ellen $6,400 + $4,001 = $10,401
Rob $10,400 + $2,401 = $12,801
Eric $24,900 + $4,000 = $28,900 (2-day total: $76,901)


Eric R. Backes, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 12, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $10,000
Rob $6,000
Ellen $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) QUOTED IN THE OED $600 (27th pick)
Eric 6000 +3000 (Rob 6000 Ellen 2600)
2) FAMOUS “N”AMES $1600 (9th pick)
Eric 13200 +3300 (Rob 8800 Ellen 5800)
3) CLASSIC ADVENTURE NOVELS $2000 (19th pick)
Ellen 5800 -3000 (Eric 18900 Rob 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 23


Unplayed clues:
J! round: QUOTED IN THE OED $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000


Game Stats:
Eric $20,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 48.21% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Rob $10,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Ellen $9,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000


Eric R. Backes, stats to date:
57 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
46.90% in first on buzzer (53/113)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,300)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,600


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